Gerard Manley Hopkins

(28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889 / Stratford, Essex)

Love Preparing To Fly - Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

He play'd his wings as tho' for flight;
They webb'd the sky with glassy light.
His body sway'd upon tiptoes,
Like a wind-perplexed rose;
In eddies of the wind he went
At last up the blue element.


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  • (2/27/2016 2:21:00 AM)


    Fantastic expressions.
    He played his wings as though for flight
    They webbed the sky with glassy light.
    Enjoyed the short and sweet poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 25, 2003



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